ANDY FISH

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Friday, July 15, 2011

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

If you haven't seen SILENCE OF THE LAMBS you should call in sick today and get a copy.  Rookie FBI Agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) has to enlist the aide of serial killer Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) to track down another serial killer on the loose and claiming new victims everyday.   Lector has a brilliant mind and is able to manipulate events from the holding cell of the asylum he is confined to.

While we're talking about this one, let's discuss Full Screen VS Widescreen.
One of my proudest moments in life was when my then 9 year old son picked up a DVD read the back and then put it back because it was FULL SCREEN.  He got it.

Full Screen is the horrible method of Pan and Scan that was used to make a movie designed to be shown on a rectangular screen fit the square layout of the average TV-- cutting off the ends of the picture!  Some people are freaked out by the black bars of Widescreen thinking they are not getting a full picture but THAT is the way the director intended the film to be seen.

In my opinion, FULL SCREEN should be banned and discontinued.